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Building computer for music, video, gaming

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November 26, 2011 10:31:48 PM

I'm putting together a computer i can build for..
From most to least important: Music production, Video editing, Gaming

Right now I'm planning on:

MOBO: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM & POWER SUPPLY: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB & COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 550 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PLUS:

CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I still need to figure:

Hard Disk?

Optical drive?

Also a case

So far, what do you think? will it be a good build, or should I change a few things?
What would you recommend as far as hard disk, optical drive, and a case. and mabey other things that i'm missing?

Any feedback would be appreciated.
Thanks





November 27, 2011 12:11:27 AM

First: I would change the cooler to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Saves some money and gives great overclocking, i doubt you'd be trying to OC your i5 to 5GHz (which is what water cooling is for).

2nd: Get this HDD: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digital+-+Caviar+Bl...
It's pretty cheap compared to NewEgg

3rd: You can go with a cheap optical drive, not really important, something like this will suffice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4th: This is a cool case that is pretty cheap:
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Tower-steel-chassis-CS-NT...
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